@gregpincus: TOPIC: How do you pick your "next" idea? Do you work on many?

Does one idea just blossom? Or...? #kidlitchat
June 27, 2012, 1:00 am

@kidlitchat: TOPIC: How do you pick your "next" idea? Do you work on many? Does one idea just blossom? Or...? #kidlitchat
June 27, 2012, 1:00 am

@ixtumea: RT @kidlitchat: TOPIC: How do you pick your "next" idea? Do you work on many? Does one idea just blossom? Or...? #kidlitchat
June 27, 2012, 1:00 am

@KatGirl_Studio: Hi everyone! #kidlitchat
June 27, 2012, 1:01 am

@SheviStories: RT @kidlitchat: TOPIC: How do you pick your "next" idea? Do you work on many? Does one idea just blossom? Or...? #kidlitchat
June 27, 2012, 1:03 am

@KatGirl_Studio: I have the hardest time picking which project to work on next. I have about 15 in queue now. #kidlitchat
June 27, 2012, 1:03 am

@KatGirl_Studio: Right now it's finishing up this trilogy. #kidlitchat
June 27, 2012, 1:03 am

@gregpincus: I've noticed that ideas percolate and bubble to the top. If I chose my "next"

idea today it'd be one thing. Tomorrow... another! #kidlitchat
June 27, 2012, 1:03 am

@ixtumea: My idea for NO GODDESSES came to me after a string of rejections. #kidlitchat
June 27, 2012, 1:05 am

@KatGirl_Studio: Currently I'm weighing which illustration project to do next. Got 2 GN's vying for attention. #kidlitchat
June 27, 2012, 1:05 am

@gregpincus: @ixtumea Rejections can be motivating... though I don't know that I've gotten my next idea from one! #kidlitchat
June 27, 2012, 1:06 am

@SheviStories: I've already written seven novels. My projects now are all about publishing and marketing. #Kidlitchat
June 27, 2012, 1:06 am

@ixtumea: Ideas come to me from many directions. EARRINGS came after an experience with my first graders and 'Anglo' role models. #kidlitchat
June 27, 2012, 1:07 am

@SheviStories: When I was writing, though, I found it was best to work on whatever project I was most enthusiastic about at the time. #KidLitChat
June 27, 2012, 1:07 am

@ixtumea: The idea of a girl making crosses to help pass the dead over came from an experience after sis was murdered. #kidlitchat
June 27, 2012, 1:07 am

@gregpincus: @SheviStories So would you say that your "ideas" are all business oriented now? That necessity has picked it? #kidlitchat

June 27, 2012, 1:08 am

@ixtumea: Current sekrit project came after not seeing enough Sci-Fis with a culture(Latino/Mexican) I can relate with. #kidlitchat
June 27, 2012, 1:08 am

@KatGirl_Studio: One is related to the trilogy & can build on the momentum of that. The other could be used to get a position in a vis dev dept #kidlitchat
June 27, 2012, 1:08 am

@KRwriter: @kidlitchat I typically have several ideas stored away and work on the one for which the plot comes easiest to me. #kidlitchat
June 27, 2012, 1:09 am

@ixtumea: Right now I'm just writing the best I can and not getting caught up in the whole trend/must be published thing. #kidlitchat
June 27, 2012, 1:09 am

@gregpincus: @KatGirl_Studio That sounds like a tough duo to pick between #kidlitchat
June 27, 2012, 1:09 am

@ixtumea: I learned it's better to write to be published well then to rush and be sorry later. #kidlitchat
June 27, 2012, 1:10 am

@ixtumea: That doesn't mean I'm still not impatient. I just need to pull back and take the time to get the best I can out there. #kidlitchat
June 27, 2012, 1:10 am

@KRwriter: @ixtumea Ooh my current WIP is a YA horror with a Latina protag for the same reason as you. #kidlitchat

June 27, 2012, 1:10 am

@SheviStories: @gregpincus No. I have a ton of story ideas, but they have to be put on the back burner while I focus on business.#KidLitChat
June 27, 2012, 1:11 am

@ixtumea: @KRwriter Yay! More Latina protagonists! #kidlitchat
June 27, 2012, 1:11 am

@KatGirl_Studio: @gregpincus it is. I've been going back and forth about it all month. #kidlitchat
June 27, 2012, 1:11 am

@RosanneParry: For current WIP I wrote a character sketch a day for a month & picked 3 that sparked a larger idea. I wrote a scene for each 1/2 #kidlitchat
June 27, 2012, 1:11 am

@kimberlyjsmith: My best ideas come to me in the shower. I know it's cliche but current WIP and last two books happened that way so... #kidlitchat
June 27, 2012, 1:11 am

@ixtumea: I'm even now reading a non-fiction book based on Mexican artist Frida Kahlo! #kidlitchat
June 27, 2012, 1:11 am

@gregpincus: @ixtumea Yeah, I wonder how often I chose a project cuz I think it's "closer" to right rather than based on passion #kidlitchat
June 27, 2012, 1:12 am

@KatGirl_Studio: @kimberlyjsmith with me it's either the shower or the car. #kidlitchat
June 27, 2012, 1:12 am

@ixtumea: @gregpincus You know I learned the hard way that doesn't usually work. Well, for me it hasn't. I suck on timing thing. #kidlitchat
June 27, 2012, 1:13 am

@RosanneParry: Then my editor looked at the 3 sketches & offered suggestions. One way to start from zero & see what grows. 2/2 #kidlitchat
June 27, 2012, 1:13 am

@ixtumea: One reason why I love @leeandlow so much is because of their current stories that are so real with Latina protag #kidlitchat
June 27, 2012, 1:14 am

@ixtumea: And other multicultural protagonists. #kidlitchat
June 27, 2012, 1:14 am

@ruth_donnelly: re: Frida Kahlo, did you read The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver? Not kidlit, but one of my faves! @ixtumea #kidlitchat
June 27, 2012, 1:14 am

@gregpincus: A related questions Bonnie and I were batting about: how do you organize all your ideas? Piles? Notepads? Software? #kidlitchat
June 27, 2012, 1:14 am

@kimberlyjsmith: @KatGirl_Studio Yes, commute = time to zone out which always is a good thing. Treadmill also. #kidlitchat
June 27, 2012, 1:15 am

@SheviStories: @gregpincus I have a folder for each book with documents labeled things like "Outline" "notes" "research." #KidLitChat
June 27, 2012, 1:15 am

@ixtumea: @ruth_donnelly My all time fab book has to be BLESS ME, ULTIMA and RAIN OF GOLD. #kidlitchat
June 27, 2012, 1:16 am

@KatGirl_Studio: @gregpincus I use Scrivener and also have a Google doc for quick notes. I also have a WIP page to display all project statuses. #kidlitchat
June 27, 2012, 1:16 am

@ixtumea: @gregpincus I map out my stories on either a huge whiteboard or butcher paper. #kidlitchat
June 27, 2012, 1:16 am

@RosanneParry: @gregpincus #kidlitchat I keep an in-between journal for ideas that come up as I'm working on another project. maps, sketches, settings etc.
June 27, 2012, 1:17 am

@KatGirl_Studio: @gregpincus I also keep a bedside notebook and have a code for each project so I can just jot things down. #kidlitchat
June 27, 2012, 1:19 am

@KatGirl_Studio: @gregpincus I also keep a Pinterest board for each project for the visual ideas. #kidlitchat
June 27, 2012, 1:20 am

@gregpincus: I just discovered a box chock full of old notebooks and am trying to figure out how best to catalog 'em. Prolly scrivener. #kidlitchat
June 27, 2012, 1:21 am

@kimberlyjsmith: I've been thinking about looking into Scrivener... right now I'm depending on Siri to take notes for me. #kidlitchat
June 27, 2012, 1:21 am

@story_queen: Sorry I am late, #kidlitchat.

June 27, 2012, 1:22 am

@JeanGiardina: @gregpincus I keep ideas on a notebook. Also try to write a flash fiction piece on each one. #kidlitchat
June 27, 2012, 1:23 am

@ixtumea: @AnnStampler Uh, me and my sis went to the liquour store to pay Ukon Jack whiskey for dad. He was sane when drunk. #kidlitchat
June 27, 2012, 1:23 am

@story_queen: @JeanGiardina @gregpincus Love the flash fiction bit. I might add that, too. #kidlitchat
June 27, 2012, 1:24 am

@susankayequinn: @gregpincus Hey Greg! Thanks for hopping over from #kidlitchat! :) #indiechat
June 27, 2012, 1:25 am

@coachhays64: @kidlitchat Better late than early! I have many idea shorts brewing in google docs. Next one is the one most "done" incubating. #kidlitchat
June 27, 2012, 1:25 am

@KatGirl_Studio: @kimberlyjsmith it's a great program. I downloaded a sample a while back and never went back to using anything else. #kidlitchat
June 27, 2012, 1:25 am

@gregpincus: @JeanGiardina Interesting. I have a long list of idea fragments that I can't figure out how to deal with. Can't flash 'em all! #kidlitchat
June 27, 2012, 1:25 am

@KatGirl_Studio: @kimberlyjsmith Bought the Windows edition the day it launched. #kidlitchat

June 27, 2012, 1:26 am

@KatGirl_Studio: @kimberlyjsmith um I think you can. Check the edit board function. #kidlitchat
June 27, 2012, 1:26 am

@ruth_donnelly: I've only had Scrivener for a couple of days. I did the tutorial. Any other great tips? #kidlitchat
June 27, 2012, 1:26 am

@LynneKelly: @KatGirl_Studio I've been using Pinterest too! Pinning things the character might like or do, setting ideas, etc. #kidlitchat
June 27, 2012, 1:27 am

@kimberlyjsmith: @KatGirl_Studio I'll have to do that. I'm in early stages of WIP, so might be good to jump now. #kidlitchat
June 27, 2012, 1:27 am

@ixtumea: @LynneKelly Me too! #kidlitchat
June 27, 2012, 1:27 am

@story_queen: I usually work on two ideas at a time until one just kind of takes over...or not. #kidlitchat
June 27, 2012, 1:28 am

@coachhays64: @JeanGiardina @gregpincus Me too. Scribble in notebook or scrap paper then notebook and transfer to a google doc for later. #kidlitchat
June 27, 2012, 1:29 am

@laurapauling: I love Scrivener, esp. to store ideas. But I probably use notebooks for that the most. #kidlitchat
June 27, 2012, 1:29 am

@KatGirl_Studio: @kimberlyjsmith that's the best stag for Scrivener. Since you can easy move things around and color code things. #kidlitchat
June 27, 2012, 1:29 am

@story_queen: @JeanGiardina @gregpincus I can see using FF like that. Usually, I just write down what I WISH the story would be like. #kidlitchat
June 27, 2012, 1:29 am

@kimberlyjsmith: @KatGirl_Studio Think you can make it so only you can pin, but board is still visible to anyone. Wish you could check "private". #kidlitchat
June 27, 2012, 1:30 am

@story_queen: @laurapauling I am a HUGE user of notebooks, too. #kidlitchat
June 27, 2012, 1:30 am

@laurapauling: @story_queen There's something about a pencil and paper for brainstorming that I can't do on a screen. #kidlitchat
June 27, 2012, 1:30 am

@kimberlyjsmith: @KatGirl_Studio COLOR CODE??? *swoons *downloads Thanks!! #kidlitchat
June 27, 2012, 1:31 am

@gregpincus: @coachhays64 Google Doc is good. I use Evernote some, too. I like the idea of anywhere access, even though I rarely stray. #kidlitchat
June 27, 2012, 1:31 am

@laurapauling: And I recently started using the Mac sticky notes. :) #kidlitchat
June 27, 2012, 1:31 am

@KatGirl_Studio: @kimberlyjsmith only you can pin on your board already.

#kidlitchat
June 27, 2012, 1:32 am

@SheviStories: If you have a smartphone, ColorNotes with Dragon Naturally Speaking or FlexT9 is great for quickly jotting down notes. #KidLitChat
June 27, 2012, 1:32 am

@story_queen: @laurapauling I can sometimes--it just depends on the piece. I can't write a picture book on the computer. must be a notebook. #kidlitchat
June 27, 2012, 1:32 am

@KatGirl_Studio: @kimberlyjsmith yep i have mine color coded because current WIP is told in 3 characters first person POV #kidlitchat
June 27, 2012, 1:32 am

@laurapauling: @story_queen I can see that. #kidlitchat
June 27, 2012, 1:33 am

@laurapauling: @KatGirl_Studio Three povs would def. need some color coding. #kidlitchat
June 27, 2012, 1:33 am

@SheviStories: I used to carry a little spiral notebook everywhere, and I still do, but I'm more likely to use my smartphone. #KidLitChat
June 27, 2012, 1:33 am

@coachhays64: @JeanGiardina @gregpincus I've been checking out a free version of Werdsmith on my phone. Write a piece then email to self. #kidlitchat
June 27, 2012, 1:34 am

@LynneKelly: @gregpincus I also tape together 3 file folders to make a portable storyboard, w/ sticky notes. (Not that I go anywhere either). #kidlitchat

June 27, 2012, 1:35 am

@KatGirl_Studio: @kimberlyjsmith I like it because I write non-linearly. #kidlitchat
June 27, 2012, 1:35 am

@SheviStories: Is #KidLitChat particularly slow tonight? Is there a Twitter problem I don't know about?
June 27, 2012, 1:38 am

@LynneKelly: @JeanGiardina Here's the board I've started for the novel I'm working on now: http://t.co/qyImroLG #kidlitchat
June 27, 2012, 1:38 am

@laurapauling: @KatGirl_Studio I can see how it would be fun to delve into other povs. #kidlitchat
June 27, 2012, 1:38 am

@kimberlyjsmith: @KatGirl_Studio Impressive. I can't do that. Can't outline or plot either. 1st draft comes out like I'm reading out of my head. #kidlitchat
June 27, 2012, 1:39 am

@KatGirl_Studio: @kimberlyjsmith I just can't think linearly. I write everything even blog posts non-linearly. #kidlitchat
June 27, 2012, 1:40 am

@ruth_donnelly: @LynneKelly That is really cool--thx for sharing. A pic is definitely worth 1000 words. #kidlitchat
June 27, 2012, 1:40 am

@gregpincus: @LynneKelly Thanks for sharing your board. Interesting to see how others use the tools #kidlitchat
June 27, 2012, 1:41 am

@LeslieBulion: @LynneKelly hello all, and yes, thanks for sharing the board! #kidlitchat
June 27, 2012, 1:42 am

@laurapauling: It will be so interesting to see where the children's market goes with ebooks. #indiechat #kidlitchat
June 27, 2012, 1:42 am

@KatGirl_Studio: @kimberlyjsmith a few people have asked me to make a guide on writing non-linearly. Because its so weird to some people. #kidlitchat
June 27, 2012, 1:44 am

@kimberlyjsmith: Tonight's chat is making me feel very old fashioned re: use of tools of the trade. Does anyone here still write long-hand? #kidlitchat
June 27, 2012, 1:44 am

@laurapauling: @kimberlyjsmith I only use pencil/paper when brainstorming. Not the actual writing. #kidlitchat
June 27, 2012, 1:45 am

@gregpincus: @kimberlyjsmith I do still write longhand, though my handwriting is less legible than it was before :-) #Kidlitchat
June 27, 2012, 1:45 am

@KatGirl_Studio: @kimberlyjsmith only when it's 2am and i don't want to turn on the computer. #kidlitchat
June 27, 2012, 1:45 am

@laurapauling: @kimberlyjsmith Okay, I did write one short story longhand. And it's still in my notebook. #kidlitchat
June 27, 2012, 1:46 am

@gregpincus: @kimberlyjsmith The problem is that I'm a margin scribbler. I have one line ideas/notes all over my pages. Not helpful later. #kidlitchat
June 27, 2012, 1:46 am

@JeanGiardina: For the second week in a row, the Twitter gremlins have eaten my #kidlitchat feed. Thanks for the ideas, everyone.
June 27, 2012, 1:47 am

@kimberlyjsmith: @gregpincus That's my problem too -- plus I can't write fast enough. #kidlitchat
June 27, 2012, 1:48 am

@LeslieBulion: @kimberlyjsmith I haven't been able to read my own handwriting in years. And now my phone takes dictation. Love it. #kidlitchat
June 27, 2012, 1:48 am

@coachhays64: @kimberlyjsmith Old school long hand is still my weapon of choice for ideas and the first scribbles of those ideas. #kidlitchat
June 27, 2012, 1:51 am

@KatGirl_Studio: @LeslieBulion ya mine looks like a 12 year old boys lol #kidlitchat
June 27, 2012, 1:52 am

@gregpincus: @JeanGiardina Darn those gremlins! But I could see you, at least. #kidlitchat
June 27, 2012, 1:53 am

@LynneKelly: @kimberlyjsmith I use pen & paper for brainstorming & for freewriting when I'm stuck; computer for typing it all out afterward. #kidlitchat
June 27, 2012, 1:53 am

@coachhays64: @gregpincus @kimberlyjsmith My left-handed, carpal tunneled handwriting is like a secret code for idea security. Unbreakable. #kidlitchat

June 27, 2012, 1:54 am

@LeslieBulion: @coachhays64 That's the reason my little notebook of computer passwords is completely secure. #kidlitchat
June 27, 2012, 1:57 am

@gregpincus: @coachhays64 I think it's a shame for me to have this handwriting and NOT be a doctor.... #kidlitchat
June 27, 2012, 1:57 am

@JeanGiardina: @coachhays64 @gregpincus @kimberlyjsmith Story Idea: Terrible handwriting used by CIA to protect national secrets. ha ha #kidlitchat
June 27, 2012, 1:59 am

@kimberlyjsmith: Off to write a few more pages before energy drops completely. Thanks for the great chat, peeps! 'Night! #kidlitchat
June 27, 2012, 2:00 am

@coachhays64: @gregpincus A crying shame. #kidlitchat But, then again, you don't have to wear a white lab coat and stethoscope around all day...
June 27, 2012, 2:00 am

@coachhays64: @JeanGiardina @gregpincus @kimberlyjsmith An evil organization builds a supercomputer out of stolen NASA tech to crack code. #kidlitchat
June 27, 2012, 2:02 am

@LeslieBulion: Good night, notebook scribblers, pinboard pinners, and iphone noters all! #kidlitchat
June 27, 2012, 2:02 am

@gregpincus: @coachhays64 @JeanGiardina @kimberlyjsmith I've got an idea - let's all take notes by hand and compare ideas! :-) #kidlitchat

June 27, 2012, 2:03 am

@KatGirl_Studio: @LeslieBulion night! #kidlitchat
June 27, 2012, 2:03 am

@gregpincus: @LeslieBulion G'night. May all your notes be findable! #kidlitchat
June 27, 2012, 2:04 am

@KatGirl_Studio: Night everyone, have to get back to these post tour site updates. #kidlitchat
June 27, 2012, 2:06 am

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